Instead of relying on wheat-based wraps, you can have a gluten-free and vegan collard green wrap with broccoli sprouts. Ditching bread and tortilla for collard greens is one wise choice. After all, it is such a nutrient-rich and tasty option.
This special dish makes for a wonderful portable meal that you can even store to eat later. It is great if you’re trying to cut on calories without compromising on the nutrients. The dish is made with a number of vegetables which make it rich in fiber and great for overall human health.
- 1 large collard green leaf
- 2 tablespoons of your favorite type of hummus
- 1/4 cup of shredded beetroot
- 1/4 cup of ribboned carrot
- 1/4 cup of shredded red bell peppers
- 1/4 cup of chopped red cabbage
- 1/4 cup of broccoli sprouts
- 1 chopped avocado
- Parsley to garnish
- Basil to garnish
If you’re wondering how you can make collard green wraps with broccoli sprouts, just follow the steps below:
Step 1: Place the collard green leaf into boiling water and allow it to simmer for 30 to 60 seconds. The idea is to blanch the leaf so that it is better suited to act as a wrap.
Step 2: Cut the stem of the collard green leaf so that you can start stuffing it with vegetables.
Step 3: Mix all the remaining vegetables with the hummus which will act like a binding glue.
Step 4: Use the hummus mixed vegetables to fill the inside of the collard green leaf.
Step 5: After you are done with adding the hummus mixed vegetables, continue to fold the collard green leaf like a burrito.
Step 6: Add some parsley on top of the wrap to act as a garnish.
At most the collard green wraps will be ready to eat in twenty minutes. It is a dish is that you can make in advance for an event and store in the fridge.
If you’re looking for a yummy dish that refreshes you with its taste, collard green wraps are a great contender.
Collard greens belong to the cruciferous family which also happens to be the family of bok choy, cabbage, broccoli, and kale.
Collard green offers the following health benefits:
- Improves bone health
- Decreases risk of cancer
- Can reduce inflammation
- Can help regenerate liver tissue
- Give you good exposure to Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Iron.
- Help improve mood
Additionally, with broccoli sprouts, this wrap becomes even more healthier to consume.
Broccoli sprouts are essentially germinated broccoli seeds. While they add a fresh and earthy taste to the wrap, they also offer tons of nutrients. It is one of the healthiest vegetables you can choose to add to your food.
Here is a small summary of the benefits of broccoli sprouts so that you understand why it is so great for this dish:
- Great source of protein and fiber
- Offers anti-cancer properties
- Positively influences mental health
- Improves gut health
- Helps the heart be healthy